A north-east animal centre is set to reopen after being closed for renovations for more than a month.
Willows Animal Sanctuary in New Pitsligo, near Fraserburgh, will relaunch on Saturday November 3 after it closed in late September to make repairs to the site’s coffee shop.
The sanctuary received a £15,000 donation from Apache North Sea to make the improvements.
The new coffee shop will offer training opportunities to vulnerable people as well as serving hot food and homemade cakes.
Willows’ yard manager Vikky McDonald said: “It feels fantastic to have received this donation.
“The coffee shop was in serious need of repair and we just didn’t have the funds to do them.
“It’s coming along really well and we’re hoping to attract many more visitors and give our earned income a big boost to help with our enormous hay bill.”
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Willows will be holding a celebration event to mark its opening.
Vikky said: “Willows will be reopening with a special launch party and we’re hoping all our regulars make it along.
“We’ll be doing hot food and homemade cakes in our new kitchen and we’re really pleased with how everything is coming along.”
Willows, which is the largest equine, farm and domestic sanctuary in Scotland, is also looking to revamp its gift shop in time for Christmas and is hoping to encourage visitors to do their shopping at the sanctuary.
The centre will also be holding special Christmas events to meet the animals.
Vikky said: “Our hopes are that people will visit us more and buy more from our shops and give us a real boost this Christmas.”
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